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ROB HALFORD To Guest Host Friday's HARD ATTACK

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman and current HALFORD singer Rob Halford will guest host on Sirius Radio's 24-hour heavy music channel, Hard Attack, this Friday (May 3rd) from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon Eastern time. Halford will join regular host Don Kaye as they spin various metal cuts, including songs from Halford's recent work and classic ...

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GRAVES To Issue Debut CD, Embark On US Tour

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will issue their full-length debut, entitled The Web Of Dharma, on May 15th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. One Million Light Years From Her 02. So Don't ...

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JASON NEWSTED: JAMES HETFIELD Is A Changed Man

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted stopped by the New York City headquarters of Hard Attack, the nation's first 24-hour metal radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio, yesterday (Tuesday, April 16th) and spoke at length on topics ranging from his recent dinner meeting with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield to his feelings on the break-up of MEGADETH ...

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RUSH Unconfirmed North American Live Dates

A bunch of dates have been leaked for the forthcoming RUSH North American tour, which will reportedly be billed as “An Evening With RUSH” and will not include any opening acts. The unconfirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 28 - Meadows Music Centre - Hartford, CT April 20 Jun. 29 - Coors Light Amphitheater - ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE Ink Six-Album Deal With Flawless Records

THE REVOLUTION SMILE, featuring former FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez on guitar/vocals, have signed a six-album deal with Flawless Records, the label headed up by LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. The band hopes to enter the studio in late spring to begin recording their Flawless debut for an early 2003 release. In the meantime, THE REVOLUTION ...

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COL. PARKER Line Up Dates With BUDDY GUY

COL. PARKER, the Los Angeles-based band consisting of guitarist/vocalist Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS), bassist Muddy Stardust (L.A. GUNS), and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), will be heading out in March for a series of gigs with legendary blues-man Buddy Guy. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 ...

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Former MSG/BATON ROUGE Frontman Inks Solo Deal

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (i.e. BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.) has signed a recording agreement with Mascot Records and will record his new album in the spring for a late summer release. Keeling has been busy recently writing songs with (and for) DOKKEN, but he will now finally be able to ...

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SOULFLY: Seek And Strike!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOULFLY TAKE BREAK FROM THE STUDIO FOR CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH STATIC-X Phoenix, AZ - Max Cavalera and the SOULFLY tribe are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort to be released late Spring 2002. In the meantime, SOULFLY will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining stint ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED starting January 16th on a ...

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STATIC-X, SOULFLY Dates Announced

The official dates for the upcoming STATIC-X/SOULFLY co-headlining tour, also featuring ONESIDEZERO and SOIL, have been announced. They are as follows: Jan. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Feb. 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium Feb. 02 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Feb. 04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Web Theatre ...

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SOULFLY, STATIC-X, SOIL Line Up First US Dates

SOULFLY, STATIC-X and SOIL have announced the first several shows of their forthcoming US tour. They are as follows: Jan. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Feb. 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium Feb. 02 - Las Vegas, NV @ HOB Feb. 04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Web Theater Feb. 05 ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Aug 28, 2001

Here are the tentative dates for the forthcoming Roadrunner RoadRage tour, which is schedule to feature FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA and ILL NINO:

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Sept. 19 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion

Sept. 21 - Rockford, IL - Times Theater

Sept. 22 - Green Bay, WI ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jul 23, 2001 - update 2

ANOTHERDAY, the New York-based outfit that includes in its line-up former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel, is currently wrapping up work on a four-song demo.


Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE MCMXCIX, who include in their ranks ENTOMBED bassist Jorgen Sandstrom, will be holding a release party for their upcoming album, entitled ...

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Archive News Jul 20, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield has entered an undisclosed rehabilitation facility for “alcoholism and other addictions”, according to a message posted by the band on their official web site yesterday. Here is the group's statement in its entirety:

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“To Our Friends:

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“We would like you ...

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Archive News Jun 25, 2001 - update 2

CORPORATE AVENGER, who feature in their ranks former MIND FUNK vocalist Pat Dubar, have lined up a host of live shows in support of their upcoming Koch Records debut. The dates are as follows:

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July 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sanctuary

July 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain ...

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